Thursday, May 8, 2008

Wedding Love Notes

I am so proud of myself for making this Love Note Wedding Favor. I got the idea for the purse from Angie at Chic N Scratch. She has a wonderful tutorial on how to make this adorable purse from a 12x12 sheet of pattern paper.

The floral pattern paper is from American Crafts and it is shades of gray on the floral side and then solid gray on the opposite site. The stripe paper is from DCWV.

I attached some wedding ribbon on the handles and attached them with light pink rhinestone brads in the center of a white flower.

The sentiment "Love Notes" was made with Cuttlebug alphabet dies and I used some satin silver ribbon with white polka dots to add some texture to the base of the purse.

Inside the purse I filled it with monogramed note cards. The purse is meant to be placed at each table and guests are to write advice "love notes" to the bride and groom. My love note says... always give good night kisses and hugs.

If I had time I would have made a full set of cards and then used the Bind It All to make a book with the cards. Or the couple could use them to make a scrapbook and include pictures of the guests that wrote the note.

It's kind of hard to see but I did make a beaded pen that coordinates with the note cards. I used Dawn's Beaded Pen video tutorial. The only thing I did differently was I beaded the entire pen rather than just a strip of sticky tape swirled around the pen....I went bead crazy and did it all.

I also included a monogramed pocket card that could be used as a thank you card. I used my Small JustRite monogram Stamper for the letter "C" monogram on all my cards. I also used my SU circle punches and scalloped circle punch.

Are you sick of my monogramming obsession? I just love the elegance of the monogram....esp for weddings. This set will be on display at the Stationary Show in New York.

Ok...hope this makes up for my lame week of blogging. Thanks for coming back and visiting. Life is finally slowing down and I can't wait for Mother's Day.......a day to relax!
See ya on the blog!


Kelly Schelske said...

It's beautiful Denise, great job!! I haven't had a chance to get to Angie's tutorial yet, but I definitely would like to make one!!

angie said...

Hi Denise,
You've done a beautiful job on the box and the cards!!

Ruth said...

OMGosh! I love this!!

Debbie Olson said...

Very cool ensemble, Denise! I love the advice card idea, and the presentation is lovely too!

~amy~ said...

WOW! Spectacular!!!

Pearlann66 said...

OMG! that is the cutest thing ever!
You are so creative!
the colors are just beautiful!

Riley said...

This is an adorable idea! I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us!

daiseyfreak said...

this is such a cute idea, wish I would have had it at my wedding/shower!

Shay S. said...

This is beautiful! I can't wait to try to make one.

Diana said...

I hopped to your site via the JustRite blog. Love your work & yes you areon my list now. thanks for putting tears in my eyes. Just finished watching Your Memorial Day video. That was so well put together.